Deputies investigate multiple thefts

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated three separate larceny incidents involving the theft of thousands of dollars worth of property. Deputies were called out to a report of a stolen trailer from a Georgia Road business in Otto. An 8 x 16 enclosed trailer, valued at $20,000 was reportedly dragged away from the business…

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Franklin’s Junk Car Ordinance: What you need to know

Franklin’s Junk Car Ordinance: What you need to know

The ordinance covers only those properties/vehicles located inside the city limits and will become effective on February 1, 2013. What types of vehicles are covered by this ordinance? 1. Abandoned Vehicles- Vehicles left on a public street or highway longer than 7 days, on property owned by the Town for more than 24 hours, or…

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North Carolina jobless rate up slightly in December

Only a slight change is being reported in the North Carolina jobless rate—according to figures just released by the state’s Department of Commerce. During December, the overall unemployment rate for North Carolina rose by one-tenth of a percent to 9.2. The rate remains 1.2 percent lower than this time last year. Employment officials say the…

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Franklin’s Pinkston tapped to coach Blue-White game

Franklin High varsity basketball coach Jesse Pinkston has been selected to coach in the annual Blue-White All-Star basketball games slated for March 22 at TC Roberson. Pinkston will coach the White team and Joey Bryson of North Buncombe will coach the Blue team. The annual Blue-White games showcase the talent of seniors in Western North…

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County approves additional options for new pool

County approves additional options for new pool

Plans are moving along for the replacement of the county-owned swimming pool that is nearly 40 years old. County Commissioners approved some additional options for the forthcoming pool and pool house at their meeting January 14. The additions include a heater for the pool, as well as the slide, and fencing, which will be a…

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NAMI hopeful classes will help mental health caregivers cope

NAMI hopeful classes will help mental health caregivers cope

NAMI Family-to-Family Education—a free, 12-session program for relatives and friends of people diagnosed with a mental illness—will be offered in Franklin on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 starting February 12. Sponsored by NAMI Appalachian South, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the course provides up-to-date information about bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, clinical…

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Community Calendar

  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
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